34 episodes

Three booksellers from an award-winning indie bookshop chatting books and how they have shaped people's lives, with a whole bunch of people from the world of publishing - authors, poets, journalists and many more. Join us for the journey.

Music composed by Brian Randazzo.
www.mostly-books.co.uk

Mostly Books Meets . . ‪.‬ Mostly Books

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

Three booksellers from an award-winning indie bookshop chatting books and how they have shaped people's lives, with a whole bunch of people from the world of publishing - authors, poets, journalists and many more. Join us for the journey.

Music composed by Brian Randazzo.
www.mostly-books.co.uk

    Tom Templeton

    Tom Templeton

    This week we’re speaking to author, Tom Templeton.

    Tom originally worked as a journalist for the Observer newspaper before retaining as a doctor when he was 30. These days he works as a GP in Oxford.

    Tom’s book, 34 patients is published on 27th May. The book describes 34 of the patients that Tom has encountered during his medical career, ranging from a baby to a 103 year old woman. Beautifully written, the book is a moving portrait of humanity which asks the reader to treat everyone with compassion.

    --

    Books Featured In This Episode:
    The Seven Crystal Balls (https://bit.ly/3t1jkyp)
    Troubles by JG Farrell (https://bit.ly/3e0dU2m)
    The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (https://bit.ly/3vwublL)
    34 Patients by Tom Templeton (https://bit.ly/3yDuywT)
    Catcher in the Rye (https://bit.ly/2QW95Ow)
    River Out of Eden by Prof Richard Dawkins (https://bit.ly/3u1CfdE)


    --
    Produced & presented by the team at Mostly Books (www.mostly-books.co.uk)
    www.twitter.com/mostlyreading
    www.instagram.com/mostlybooks_shop
    Edited by Nick Short (www.instagram.com/alongstoryshorter)

    • 30 min
    Christy Lefteri

    Christy Lefteri

    In the podcast this week, we’re speaking to best-selling author, Christy Lefteri.

    Christy’s first book, A Watermelon, a Fish and a Bible, was published in 2010. Her second novel, the Beekeeper of Aleppo came out in 2019 and won the 2020 Aspen Words Literary Prize. It is still high in the bestseller lists two years after publication.

    Christy’s latest book, Songbirds, is out in July this year.

    --
    Books Featured In This Episode:
    Book of Fairy Tales
    Snowflake by Louise Nealon (https://bit.ly/3eUjT9h)
    Songbirds by Christy Lefteri (https://bit.ly/2RroIy4)
    The Overstory by Richard Powers (https://bit.ly/3xvEQio)
    The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri (https://bit.ly/3aGHo3g)

    --
    Produced & presented by the team at Mostly Books (www.mostly-books.co.uk)
    www.twitter.com/mostlyreading
    www.instagram.com/mostlybooks_shop
    Edited by Nick Short (www.instagram.com/alongstoryshorter)

    • 39 min
    Henry Porter

    Henry Porter

    In the podcast this week, we’re speaking to award winning author & journalist, Henry Porter.

    Henry has written nine novels, including a children’s book. His latest book, The Old Enemy, is the third part of a quartet of thrillers and was published in April this year.


    --

    Books Featured In This Episode:
    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (https://bit.ly/3nuHOyX)
    The Old Enemy by Henry Porter (https://bit.ly/2R9ffL6)
    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre (https://bit.ly/3tYMj7i)
    Save the Cat by Blake Snyder (https://bit.ly/3gLiinC)
    Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov (https://bit.ly/3e0J4qx)

    --
    Produced & presented by the team at Mostly Books (www.mostly-books.co.uk)
    www.twitter.com/mostlyreading
    www.instagram.com/mostlybooks_shop
    Edited by Nick Short (www.instagram.com/alongstoryshorter)

    • 34 min
    William Boyd

    William Boyd

    In the podcast this week, we’re speaking to award-winning Novelist, screenwriter, critic and short story writer, William Boyd.

    William’s first novel was published in 1981 and he has since gone on to publish a further 16 novels and countless short story collections, together with works of non-fiction, plays. A former television critic, he has also worked extensively as a screenwriter for both film and television.

    William’s latest book, Trio, was published in October 2020 and will be out in paperback later this year.

    --

    Books Featured In This Episode:
    The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (https://bit.ly/3vryTBa)
    Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me : Her Life and Long Loves by John Sutherland (https://bit.ly/3vsuYnx)
    Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov (https://bit.ly/3gLjWph)
    Trio by William Boyd (https://bit.ly/3nnEjdo)
    The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles (https://bit.ly/3u5evW4)
    Chekhov's Selected Stories by Anton Chekhov (https://bit.ly/32Wxlmv)

    --
    Produced & presented by the team at Mostly Books (www.mostly-books.co.uk)
    www.twitter.com/mostlyreading
    www.instagram.com/mostlybooks_shop
    Edited by Nick Short (www.instagram.com/alongstoryshorter)

    • 38 min
    Abbie Greaves

    Abbie Greaves

    In the podcast this week, we’re speaking to author, Abbie Greaves

    Abbie’s debut novel, The Silent Treatment was published in April 2020, and came out in paperback in October. The book, where the two main protagonists are a couple that haven’t said a word to each other for six months is, quite simply, brilliant.

    We first met Abbie when she agreed to come along to one of the meetings for our book club, the Mostly Books Cosy Club. Our members loved reading The Silent Treatment and it was great for them to all chat to Abbie about her experiences as a debut author.

    --

    Books Featured In This Episode:
    Flower Fairies of the Garden
    Books Featured In This Episode:
    Flower Fairies of the Garden
    Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart (https://bit.ly/3xpnSlv)
    Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey (https://bit.ly/32QBWGA)
    The Silent Treatment by Abbie Greaves (https://bit.ly/3vedRG2)
    The Ends of the Earth by Abbie Greaves (https://bit.ly/3vnYJFV)
    --
    Produced & presented by the team at Mostly Books (www.mostly-books.co.uk)
    www.twitter.com/mostlyreading
    www.instagram.com/mostlybooks_shop
    Edited by Nick Short (www.instagram.com/alongstoryshorter)

    • 38 min
    Ruth Hogan

    Ruth Hogan

    In the podcast this week, we’re speaking to Sunday Times bestselling author, Ruth Hogan.

    Ruth’s first novel, The Keeper of Lost Things was published in 2017. It became a Sunday Times bestseller, was chosen as a Richard & Judy book club pick and was published in over 30 countries.

    She then went on to publish two more books, The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes and Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel, which helped to establish her as the Queen of Uplit.

    Ruth’s latest book, Madame Burova, was published on 1st April this year.

    --
    Books Featured In This Episode:
    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (https://bit.ly/3ejVXfT)
    Green Eggs & Ham by Dr Seuss (https://bit.ly/3dwqOVE)
    The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain (https://bit.ly/3tD5kfh)
    Morning's At Seven by Eric Malpass (Out of Print)
    Madame Burova by Ruth Hogan (https://bit.ly/3xalnn8)

    --
    Produced & presented by the team at Mostly Books (www.mostly-books.co.uk)
    www.twitter.com/mostlyreading
    www.instagram.com/mostlybooks_shop
    Edited by Nick Short (www.instagram.com/alongstoryshorter)

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

QueenTea1961 ,

Loved this episode

I loved this episode with Ruth Hogan so much that I ordered her latest book on my library app while walking round the park.

Lizey73 ,

Mostly Books Meets

A really lovely and engaging first episode, thank you!

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture